Customers often ask: How tall and wide should my barn door be? We've got your answers. Measuring your door frame for a barn door is different from measuring for a regular swing door. Find out more!
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At RealCraft Carriage Doors we put quality and craftsmanship above all else. From the moment you call us to the day your door is installed, we're here to make your dream doors a reality. Our handcrafted carriage and entry doors have been featured in some of the most popular TV shows and magazines in the industry. Each carriage door is made from premium wood and built by skilled artisans in the Pacific Northwest.
Sliding doors make for stylish & space-saving additions to any home or business. Available in many styles from standard to bi-parting to bypassing to pocket to wall-mounted... Which sliding door system is best for you? Find out!
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The Shaker Low T Barn Door is one of our most traditional barn door designs. Similar to our High T Barn Door, it features solid wood construction and mortise and tenon joinery. Styled after the Shaker tradition, this door is all about keeping things stunningly simple. A horizontal rail and vertical stile create a T-shape accent on the door face, surrounded by wood panels. You can opt for flat panels, vertical tongue-in-groove panels, or horizontal tongue-in-groove panels. The flat panels are best for a more minimalist look, while tongue-in-groove panels really allow the craftsmanship of this door to shine. As a super classic door, the Shaker Low T looks best in the following decor styles:
A sliding barn door has a couple of unique advantages over a swinging door. First, it saves floor space, since it slides along the wall, which is ideal for narrow spaces in your home where a swinging door would get in the way. Second, because it’s always visible whether open or closed, it functions as an instant focal point, excellent for rooms without an architectural anchor. Here are some common applications for barn doors:
Pair with one of our sliding hardware kits for a cohesive, premium final look. Keep things simple with our bestselling Classic Flat Track, or opt for sleek Swiss Rod in solid brass for a vintage touch.
When determining the size of your barn door, we recommend that the door overlaps the doorway to minimize gaps and provide some sound-muffling for privacy. An inch of overlap on each side is a good rule of thumb for barn doors. For example, a 36” x 80” doorway would need a 38” x 81” sliding barn door. If you would like more sound sealing, then a 2-inch overlap on either side is best. To make sure it looks as intentional as possible, your barn door should also completely cover any molding on the door opening when closed. So if you have molding, you’ll need to factor that into your measurements as well.
Need more guidance? Learn How to Measure for a Sliding Barn Door
RealCraft offers twenty different wood species from budget-friendly to exotic and rare. One of the reasons we love real wood so much is that it carries the character of its natural habitat. Wood species respond differently to humidity and temperature conditions. If you aren't sure which wood species to pick, call us at 1-253-853-3815.
We recommend adding a clear finish to your door to protect it and ensure that it is eligible for coverage under our warranty. A clear finish not only protects your door, it also enhances the door’s beauty while preserving its natural, unique texture. Clear finish brings out the color and detail of the wood grain.
We offer the following finish options:
White Primer: Added to Paint Grade Hardwood. For this option, we use only high-quality hardwoods like European Beech or Red Grandis. These species provide a smooth surface for paint.
Clear Satin EuroFinish by Osmo: A premium hand-rubbed hardwax oil that conditions, seals, and finishes the wood.
Oil Stain EuroFinish by Osmo: A premium hand-rubbed hardwax oil that stains, seals, and finishes the wood.
Check out our Wood Species Visualizer below to compare the raw wood with finished wood and explore our wood species options. Slide the toggle to the left for unfinished wood, and slide the toggle to the right for wood finished with Clear Satin EuroFinish.
All of our products are built using the best lumber available and are made with 100% Solid Wood, always.
We are proud to offer products that are handcrafted from start to finish. With decades of expertise, our artisans mix tradition and innovation to create the most distinctive doors in the market. True masterpieces that will last for decades to come.
For every door we sell, 25 new trees are planted worldwide.
First things first
When buying a sliding barn door, a prevalent question is: how tall and wide should my barn door be? Take a look at this quick and easy How-To Guide.
The use of a Ledger Board is highly recommended for all barn door installations where there is no wood blocking on the wall.
How long will it take?
We build and ship from Washington, US, so you don't have to worry about delays due to stuck ship containers.
Barn Door installations are pretty straightforward, but you might want some help. Take a look at our Installation Guides to make sure you are ready when your Barn Door arrives.
Everything you need to know before buying your Barn Door.
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RealCraft recently partnered with This Old House and Amy Matthews on a modern barn house nestled in St. Croix, Minnesota. Today, we'll share a much-awaited update about this incredible project.